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Hasan Elsherbiny
Hasan Elsherbiny

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Top 5 Developer Soft Skills

as a developer you need to have some skills, but not all skills have to be technical skills, because developer is also a human and you are not going to only interact with machines but also with other humans as team mates and other teams.
so what are most important soft skills you need to add to your skillset ?

1. Communication Skills

as mentioned you are going to interact with other so you need to have skills related to how communicate with people

  • Active Listening:
    you need to paying close attention to what others say and asking clarifying questions.

  • Clear Documentation:
    Writing comprehensive and well-structured documentation for code, projects, and processes, in this way you can in directly communicate with other developers having access to the code

  • Articulation
    expressing technical concepts in a way that is understandable to a non-technical audience as mentioned before your interaction will not only be with technical people.

2. Problem-Solving Abilities

yes this sounds like a technical skills, however it's not.

  • Analytical Thinking
    breaking down complex issues into smaller, manageable parts.

  • Critical Thinking
    evaluating and considering multiple solutions before making decisions

  • Creativity
    thinking outside the box to find innovative solutions

3. Time Management

we are not talking about decreasing your application response time and take care about the big O but about meeting deadlines and managing project timelines
Time management skills include:

  • Prioritization
    identifying and focusing on the most important tasks.
    Effective Planning: Creating a roadmap and setting realistic goals.

  • Adaptability
    adjusting plans as needed in response to changing requirements.

4. Teamwork and Collaboration

yes , it's again about teamwork as you are not going to work individually and you gonna collaborate with other so you need to take care of

Conflict Resolution

addressing disagreements and finding solutions that benefit the team.

  • Empathy
    understanding and appreciating the perspectives and needs of others.

  • Contributing to a Positive Team Culture
    encouraging a supportive and inclusive work environment.

    5. Continuous Learning and Adaptability

    as you might know, this field is really fast paced and evolving very quickly and you always need to not be left behind, and you should have

  • Curiosity
    a desire to explore new technologies and tools.

  • Resourcefulness
    the capability to find information and solutions independently.

  • Resilience
    embracing change and bouncing back from failures or setbacks.

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cannot agree more

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